Revelation 22:14 Are You Ready For The Blessing?

Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

Whenever a person does something good, he will often expect to receive some type of reward for the action done. That reward may be just words, or actions or something physical.

One thing that people are looking for is how to live longer. For most people, life is precious and they hang on to it, however, sickness and death keep coming with no apparent stopping of it.

John records Jesus saying that those who have washed their robes are blessed and will be allowed to eat of the tree of life and enter the new city in heaven.

Washing of clothing is something that people do so that they may be clean and presentable. This allows them to enter places that they would not be able to if they were filthy dirty.

In life every person is wearing some type of spiritual clothing. It is either the filthy dirty clothing of the world and sin, or it is the cleaned righteous holy clothing that has been washed in the blood of Jesus, removing all sin.

While a person is wearing clothing stained by sin, he is not allowed to eat of the tree of life and live forever. When Jesus returns, he will be cast out into the lake of fire.

However, ever person who has chosen to believe in and follow Jesus has allowed his clothes to be cleansed by Jesus. He is forgiven of his sins and given clean clothing, allowing him to eat of the tree of life and live forever in heaven.

Only by personal choice can a person be made ready for the blessing of eternal life.

Every time that you have sinned and done something against God, you have stained your clothing and need a washing. Without Jesus and a cleansing, you are dirty and will not be allowed to be blessed with eternal life in heaven.

Choose today to go to Jesus to have your clothing washed and all of your sins removed. Repent of the sins you have done against God and Jesus will forgive you and cleanse you. Turn away from all sin and be a new creation in Christ Jesus and be ready for the reward of eternal life in heaven.

Are you ready for the blessing when Jesus returns?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of your sins against God; that you will allow God to cleanse you of all unrighteousness; and that you will be ready for the blessing of eternal life when Jesus returns.

Revelation 20:15 Will You Be Thrown Into The Lake Of Fire?

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

Going through pain, suffering and judgment is something that most people want to do. The desire of most people is to eat, drink and be happy each and every day of their lives, with very little to no concern or worries about tomorrow.

Outside of having pleasure in mind, most people are not concerned about the future, especially long term such as eternity. Days are taken one day at a time with just a desire for more fun filled days.

In his vision, John sees death and hell tossed into a lake of fire. Along with death and hell, everyone whose name is not in the book of life is also thrown into that lake of fire.

While it appears that everyone is free to live life as they want with no consequences, this is not true. As people live their lives, they are building up judgments of God either for or against them. Every action and every thought are being recorded to determine what will occur in the end.

The majority of the world is living to please self and ignoring God each and every day. They have no focus upon eternity or God. As it is they are living in sin and rebellion, whether consciously or not, against God.

Since God is a holy and just God, He has to make a judgment someday against the sin against Him. Jesus has provided a way to have all of those sins and judgments removed, but one has to choose to accept it.

Upon accepting what Jesus provides, one will have his name put into the book of life. He will be made clean and pure before God, saving him from the lake of fire. Any who has not accepted Jesus will be cast into the lake of fire.

God loves you and wants the best for you. Jesus is ready to forgive you of all sins against God, but you must choose to accept what Jesus did and repent of all sins. Until you choose to repent and be forgiven, you are doomed to be cast into a lake of fire with Satan, death and hell in the end.

Choose today to repent and believe upon Jesus and obey Him. Allow your name to be written in the Lamb’s book of life to give you eternal life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of all sins and follow Jesus; that your name will be in the Lamb’s book of life; that you will be holy and righteous before God; and that you will know the true life you can have in Jesus.

Luke 2:11 The Best Gift Ever

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated in nearly every nation around the world. People all over the world love a reason to get together with family and friends and to give and receive gifts from each other.

At the same time many do not like Christmas because they have had a bad experience during the season, such as a loss of a loved one or a sickness. With bad memories they are depressed and do not have the hope that Christmas brings.

Luke tells how the angels told some shepherds that there was some great news, a Savior, the Messiah, the Lord was born.

Getting together with family and friends and giving gifts is great, but if that is all there is to Christmas, there is no real hope and depression can set in. Many people around the world do not have any family or friends that they can celebrate with, leaving them without hope.

The world wants people to focus on the fun and gifts, rather than the best gift ever given. The world is all about self and in that is dying with no hope. It is just eat, drink, be merry and die…it is over. The sin, that mankind was allowed to do, only brought about temporary pleasure and eternal death.

God, in His infinite love, sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world. Jesus is the good news, because He is able to remove sin and bring about eternal life. He came as a baby to grow and live as a human being in order to be able to say that living for God is possible, there is hope.

Believers can now rejoice and celebrate the greatest gift ever given–forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior.

If you struggle with the busyness of Christmas season or have painful memories of the season, look to Jesus for hope. Allow Jesus to forgive you of all the sins you have ever done. Allow Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit to transform you into a new creation with hope.

Give because Jesus gave. Live because Jesus lived. Have hope because Jesus brought hope.

Celebrate Christmas to worship and honor the greatest gift ever given–Jesus, the Lord and Savior.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the forgiveness Jesus gives; that you will know the hope you can have in Jesus; that you will know the reason for Jesus coming; and that the world will see Jesus in you.

2 Peter 3:13 What Are You Looking Forward To?

But in keeping with his promise we are looking foward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13

Looking forward to something that is to come is very common among people around the world. Some things that are looked forward to are very soon, within only a few days. Other things are further out. People look forward to days off, vacations, holidays, births, weddings, and more.

As some are looking forward to some good things to occur, many are fearing the future. All they can see is doom and gloom, death and destruction with no hope.

Describing the time of the return of Jesus, Peter tells the people that they look forward to a new heaven and new earth where there is righteousness. This is what was promised.

Watching the news will give a person a depressing vision of what is possibly coming in the future of this world. Crime keeps rising, global warming is destroying the earth, viruses are killing everyone, water shortage, wars, and much more. Seeing all this does not give anyone a sense of any hope at all, but despair.

Believers can often get caught up in this same type of thinking. All they can see is the rise of sin and promotion of sin, or the persecution of believers. Sometimes there appears to be no hope.

However, the believer must remember the words and promises of God. Jesus said He would return to take all His people home with Him for eternity. God has promised that there would be no more sorrow, sickness, or death in heaven.

Holding on to these words and promises of God, will give a believer new hope and strength to keep going forward. Yes, things are bad and getting worse, but there is hope in the end.

You may have some things you are looking forward to and some things that you are dreading that are coming. Do not allow yourself to dwell on the negative things that are coming but focus upon the promise of Jesus to return some day.

Look forward to life in heaven with God for eternity with no pain, suffering, sorrow, hunger, death, or sin. God has not failed in any of His promises to you so far, and He will not fail in any promises yet to be fulfilled to you.

You have a hope of eternal and perfect life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will stay strong for God until Jesus returns; and that God will give you visions of hope.